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Porcupine Lake (2017)




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Thirteen-year-old Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate (Lucinda Armstrong Hall) she gets more than she ever imagined. Porcupine Lake is a story of bravery and the secret world of girls set in northern Ontario during a hot and hazy summertime when adulthood has not yet arrived, but childhood is quickly vanishing.

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Critic Reviews for Porcupine Lake

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Indy filmmaker Ingrid Veninger strives earnestly to create an iconic Canadian coming-of-age story. It isn't entirely successful.

February 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Remarkable performances by the two young actors at the centre of the film -- along with assured, subtle storytelling by director/screenwriter Ingrid Veninger -- propel this cottage country coming-of-age drama.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Despite the stilted dialogue and some less than polished performances, Porcupine Lake is a charming flick that captures the hazy transition from childhood to puberty...

January 27, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Whether or not its about an intense friendship, or a relationship between two confused young girls, Porcupine Lake is an impressive drama about two characters caught between childhood and a forever elusive emotional maturity.

October 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Porcupine Lake is a brutally honest coming of age film, whose ending is a gut punch of raw emotions.

September 20, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

A beautiful sensitive portrayal of love and friendship between two girls on the cusp of womanhood.

August 24, 2018 | Full Review…

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